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second to none

The best; without rival. Of course my daughter will go to Harvard—it's second to none! The owner is a famous pastry chef, so the desserts here are truly second to none.
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second to none

better than everything else. This is an excellent car—second to none. Her suggestion was second to none, and the manager accepted it eagerly.
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second to none

The best, as in Mom's chocolate cake is second to none. Shakespeare was among the first to use this term in The Comedy of Errors (5:1), when Angelo speaks warmly of Antipholus of Syracuse: "Of credit infinite, highly belov'd, second to none that lives here."
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second to none

surpassed by no other.
1961 Joseph Heller Catch-22 He would stand second to none in his devotion to country.
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second to ˈnone

very good; as good as the best: This airline’s safety record is second to none.
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second to none

Outstanding, the best. The idea is older, but the exact expression appeared first in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors (5.1), in Angelo’s description of Antipholus of Syracuse: “Of credit infinite, highly beloved, second to none that lives here.” It remains current.
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Deckham councillor Brian Coates, chairman of the Deckham Sure Start executive, said: "When the Sure Start building is completed at the end of this year it will bring facilities and services for children and parents that are second to none.
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Mr Snoddy, with a pedigree that is second to none, comes from Milton Keynes, the land of cut-out cows, to take over from Sune Nordgren, the man who filled the galleries with gongs and giant Meccano.
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My care over the next few days was second to none. The staff of ward 8b were so caring, patient and professional.
On the other hand, the school's biology classes must be second to none - top marks all round and gold stars for their practical assignments.